Twelve-tone technique

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  • The Twelve Tone Technique

    The 20th century was a major turning point in the history of classical music. Tonal harmony of the Romance era have been replaced with the dissonant sounding atonality of many composers of the 20th century. The 20th century of classical music was led by Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, and Claude Debussy. These composers have created techniques that were unlike any other in the history of classical music. Arnold Schoenberg is known for a technique called the Twelve Tone Technique. This technique contains a row of twelve pitch classes in a particular order. These pitch classes must be played in order, and once a pitch class has been played, it isn't repeated until the next row. There are four basic forms of a row: prime, inversion, retrograde,…

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  • Chou's Language Synthesis Essay

    In the piano part, Chou introduces the notes from the rest of the Modal Complex related by symmetry, i.e. remaining notes of the aggregate (E-C#-C-Bb-Ab-Gb). However, he leaves out the notes C, D, and F; F is not to be introduced until the second movement; C and D become important members of the pentatonic set G-A-C-D-F played by the alto flute in measures 5-6. One may wonder how does this pentatonic set fit into Chou’s variable modes system, for no single hexachordal set contains these pitches…

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  • The Importance Of Music And Language

    The tone of a piece depends on multiple aspects such as meter (or rhythm), dynamics, tempo, and consonance or dissonance. Louder dynamics indicate higher energy and can suggest elements such as anger and surprise. Slower tempos are used in pieces to establish moods such as sadness, languor, or relaxation. Similarly to how changes in such changes in musical structure can alter the perceived tone of a piece, changes in prosody alter meanings in speech, as well as the intelligibility of a speech…

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  • My Papa's Waltz Rhyme Scheme

    When the reader first analyzes the poem, it naturally comes of as harsh or scary. The first thought that comes to mind is that the drunken father is abusing the child. Although after further analysis of the poem it seems as though that is not the case. The poem doesn’t sound as though it was the happiest memory of the child’s life, but it wasn’t a memory he feared either. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, the speaker’s experience seems to be a positive one based on the…

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  • Biomechanics

    Therapy Tree, 2016). Therefore, having fascia working at its optimal level is necessary when performing everyday movements as well as more strenuous physical activities. When fascia is injured or damaged in any way, it can make movement painful and at times unbearable. To elaborate, fascia becomes inflexible when it has been through physical trauma or inflammation, causing tension and pain in the surrounding tissue area (Cutler, 2010). A physical therapist will use the myofascia release therapy…

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  • Essay On Explorer Parenting

    The explorer conditioning technique (ECT): Treat a new task as a quest for new discoveries. To be able to perform at your peak, you have to love what you are doing. Whether it’s acting, bartending or washing dishes, you have to learn to love what you do. One way to achieve this is to technically act like any explorer would, which is to be thrilled by something new every day (or treat everything as such even when it’s not new). It should be as if each task you were making were coming…

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  • Prometheus And Pandora's Box Analysis

    Rebellion, injustice, curiosity and revenge are all characteristics of Edith Hamilton’s interpretation of Prometheus and Pandora’s box. The readers are first introduced to Prometheus when Hamilton addresses he was in Zeus’s army fighting against the Titans even though Prometheus was a Titan himself. After Zeus and his army won the battle against the powerful Titans, him and others conquered the earth and soon jumped into the era of the golden age. Zeus eventually notices Prometheus was rebelling…

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  • Three Gods Walk Into A Bar Play Summary

    I attended the play “Three gods walk into a bar” at the Crowder College Theatre on Thursday, October 20th, 2016. I have not watched a play for at least 4 years and have to say it was one of the best plays I have ever been to in my life! The play has a great atmosphere where the emotion is constantly changing from comedy, to sadness, anger, anticipation, and then ending with acceptance for how things are and that you cannot necessarily change things. The humor was quite enjoyable in the play. I…

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  • Greek Mythcules: Hercules: A True Hero

    The Mortal God A god turned mortal, a young outcast with godlike strength journeys into the world to become a god once more. As young Hercules travels outside his village, he trains to be a hero, faces enemies and pretty damsel named Megara that will change his life. Only then, when he is seen a true hero, he will be satisfied. In Hercules, this Disney movie is based off Greek mythlogy. The outcast Hercules searches to be a true hero, ultimately he will conquer every obstacle that will lead…

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  • Analysis Of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

    Over the summer I read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan. The book was written from the perspective of a teenage boy, but still accurately tells the stories of the Greek gods. The particular story that interested me was “The Olympians Bash Some Heads”. This story told how the Greek gods became supreme over the Titans. Riordan used the Greek myths as a guideline for the story. In his work, he resolved many difficulties, including: freeing the gods, fulfilling the prophecy of Ouranos,…

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